The Met Buys An Authentic David Drawing for $840

March 7th, 2013

Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, via The Art NewspaperAttentive curators for the Metropolitan Museum of Art made quite a find at this past January’s Old Masters Week auctions, buying an authentic sketch by Jacques-Louis David for $840.  The drawing, closely resembling David’s The Death of Socrates, was attributed to an anonymous artist, but the hawk-eyed curators took notice immediately.  “The drawing style is typical of David. It was obvious we had to have it.”  Said Met drawings curator George Goldner.

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